The Offseason Thread Part XI: Stempniak and Ponikarovsky, LOL Offseason Edition
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07-01-2012, 09:17 AM
Kolo, Kolo Kolo!
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There's no such things as lines that remain in tact these days.
Everyone will be moving about the lineup.
If they feel Konopka can help the team, then he can help the team.
Boyle, Anisimov, Dubinsky, and Konopka can all play both wing and center.
It would give Tortorella some options.
Oh it definitely would give them options, and there are no concrete lines, I just don't think Boyle should be getting 16 minutes a game (like he did in the playoffs this year) for what he brings to the table. And I feel that signing Konopka would, by process of elimination, allow Boyle to continue getting big minutes because he is better than Konopka offensively. I'd rather sign a 3rd line player who is better offensively than Boyle and limit his minutes, though we know Torts is in love with him so that wouldn't happen anyway.
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